Thursday, May 21, 2015

When Grace Sings (WaterBrook Press, March 2015)
When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion?
Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas will ever fully accept her. Her family roots here aren’t what anyone thought when she first arrived, but she is hopeful that her culinary and hospitality skills will win the skeptics over. The bed-and-breakfast she’s operating needs to succeed so Alexa agrees to allow Briley Forrester, the hotshot reporter from Chicago, to stay as a long-term boarder not knowing his real motives for being amongst the Plain folk.
But when Alexa agrees to host her cousin Anna-Grace Braun, the presence of extended family brings out Alexa’s insecurities and sets Briley on the trail to uncovering a web of hidden truths.
Plans for a secure future and the sweetness of young romance hang in the balance when Alexa and Anna-Grace have to face that their secrets are interconnected, binding the two in ways they could not have imagined. They must trust in a loving, heavenly Father and His plan for their futures.


Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of twenty-nine novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers.  Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the  Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women’s fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and nine grandchildren.


THOUGHTS AND VIEWS:  This is an excellent read.  I love Amish reads.  How would you feel if you were hiding things from your family and friends?   How would you feel if a reporter comes to your community and tries to dig up secrets on those that you love?

It is hard enough to trust people outside your close-nit community.   Anna-Grace finds out how just quickly things can change.   When you think you really know someone and find out how secrets can hurt people.  How does a family deal with secrets and hurts brought to the surface.   Can you really trust God to heal and restore relationships?   Read this book and find out.